“I miss you so much, Babe!” Ivan pulled Xena in as soon as she stepped through the door; he quickly locked it behind them.
“What are you doing? It’s so early in the morning!”
Xena pushed Ivan away. “What happened last night?” she said, expression hard. “I already rejected your first call. It’s obvious that I wasn’t in a good place to talk to you. And yet you called me again?”
Ivan stepped forward and embraced her from behind. “I was thinking of you, and I just wanted to invite you over for some wine. I only realized after you didn’t pick up the second call.”
Here, Ivan asked curiously, “Tell me, what was going on last night? Why couldn’t you take my call?”
“We were eating outside when you called. The entire family was there! And Jack must have a sixth sense or something. He immediately felt that something was off just because I rejected your first call. He asked why I rejected the call, and I told him that it was just another harassing phone call from all those property agents. And then he wanted me to let him see the caller. I was so mad!”
Xena huffed angrily, “If I was any slower and didn’t rile myself up, and if Ben didn’t believe me, I would have been caught!”
“F*ck. That fellow is really a tough one to crack. How’s he so sharp!” Ivan curled his fingers into a fist. He thought about it and said, “Seems like we have to get rid of him as soon as possible!”
“Are we ready to make a move? I also think that there’s a good chance that he’ll find out about us if it goes on like this. We should act fast. Besides, I’ve been faithfully accompanying Ben at home for the past few days, and I’ve been playing the role of a dutiful girlfriend. Their attitudes toward me seem to have changed too. Aside from that man suspecting me last night, of course!”
After Xena said that, she spoke to Ivan again. “Don’t forget, Ivan. I’m going to leave Ben after I’ve given Jack the medicine, and I’ll be with you. You told me that you’ll declare that I’m your girlfriend in front of the entire Taylor family!”
“Don’t worry. I’ve been waiting for this day for so long!” Ivan laughed and roved his hands around her waist. “Besides, I’m anticipating the miserable expression on Ben’s face when he knows that you’re my girlfriend. He’s such a loser.”
“Really? Good. I’m still scared that you won’t want me anymore after you’re done using me!” Xena suddenly acted coquettishly around him, then she twisted her body backward and pressed it against his.
“Oh, right. Xena, you have to tell me what they’ve been doing lately. If Sharon is visiting Jack, for instance, or Young Master Wilson is looking for him to take revenge. Or if other Kings of War or military bigshots are looking for him. Tell me everything, okay?”
Ivan gave Xena a vehement kiss. “Don’t worry. So long as Jack dies, not only will I announce you as my girlfriend, but I’ll also organize a grand wedding,” he reminded her. “How about that? And I’ll take you to the Maldives for our honeymoon!”
“Really? That sounds awesome. I love you so much, dear husband!” Xena leaped excitedly when she heard that. She wrapped her arms around Ivan’s neck and gave him a vehement kiss.
“You’re already calling me husband? Good, good!” Ivan chuckled and carried Xena toward the bed.
Xena was a money-faced person to the core, but she had a pretty good body. However, Ivan had thought about it long ago, that he would find himself seven or eight mistresses after he was married. The prospect seemed doable.
A woman like Xena would be appeased so long as he gave her money. She would not care if he had affairs later on.